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>> at least 38 people are dead across the northeast in sandy's wake. a storm that may be the worst new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook a
are moving the mess sandy left behind, but in some of the hardest hit communities like seaside heights new jersey, there are no recovery teams and residents yet. and frustrations are building. >> talk to me. talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: lives that like the atlantic coast have been battered around torn apart. >> we have no lek fris electric heat. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the druk loads, troops and heavy equipment, still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> reporter: the recovery still unfolding. subway trains are slowly coming back online. charging stations provide a lifeline through technology. but it's the lives like these, thousands waiting for buses in brooklyn, cars trying to inch back into the city, and miles of motorists waiting for gas pushing at times literally to try and come back. >> recovering from it is not going to be easy. but by working together,
>>> hurricane sandy inching her way towards us tonight as she gets ready to slam the east coast with heavy rain and high winds. this was a day of preparation. shelves, batteries, water and other essentials as people get ready for likely power outages. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm chris gordon in tonight for jim rosenfield. we have team coverage tonight from across the d.c. mess troe area to the eastern shore. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with the latestn sandy's track. >> right now sandy just off the coast of florida. you can see it right there on the satellite picture here. the hurricane making its way up towards the north. still a hurricane at this hour. not a very well-defined hurricane but once again, wr watching this thing very, very closely and it's making its way up the coast. you can see what we have going on as far as north carolina already seeing some heavy rain making its way in there. the winds starting to gust across that region, and now we're seeing the cloud cover. if were you out earlier you could look up and actually start to s
. >> here are up-to-the-minute details on the impact of hurricane sandy. at least 62 people are now dead in the storm's wake. about 6 million homes and businesses across the northeast are still without power. that's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to
>>> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news4 at 6:00. >>> tonight sandy is beginning to make its presence felt in our area. wind and rain already picking up at the shore. conditions across the region will really begin to deteriorate over the next 12 hours. >> some parts of our area are already seeing flooding and to the east major roads are beginning to close. >> good evening. >> just minutes ago the federal government decided to close tomorrow. joining most school districts and county governments in our area. we have team coverage of the storm tonight across the metro area and along the shoreline, too. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with new information about sandy's track and the time line for potentially dangerous conditions here. doug? >> i think we're finally starting to understand just how big this storm is going to be and just how devastating it could potentially be. we've been talking about it for over a week now, making its way very close to our region. you can see where it is right now, and this is the interesting t
it started about 25 minutes ago. our hurricane sandy coverage begins with chief meteorologist doug kammerer, who has been tracking the storm throughout the day. doug? >> yeah, watching this storm out there right now, you can see where this is. right now, down through portions of cape may county, new jersey, that's where it's coming ashore right now. it was moving extremely fast, at 28 miles an hour. but looking at some of the latest imagery here, it looks like it's really starting to slow down. waiting to see what's going on. you can notice very dry air wrapping around the center. and the rain just cutting off. right now, right around the philadelphia area. they're no longer seeing the heavy rain. we, however, are continuing to see the heavy rain. the latest advisory as of 5:00, had winds of 90 miles an hour. a very strong category 1 storm. the pressure down to 940 millibars. this storm has now set all-time low pressure records for atlanticcity, for trenton, new jersey and for philadelphia. all-time lowest pressure ever recorded. and that goes back to the super storm of '93. even b
clear exactly how the aftermath of hurricane sandy will affect voter turnout next week. what is clear is that a big event scheduled for this weekend, the new york city marathon, has been canceled. nbc's jay gray is in atlantic city now with more on that breaking news and recovery from the storm efforts. jim? >> reporter: hey there, jim. yeah, after a couple of days of controversy mayor bloomberg reversing his decision and canceling the marathon late today, making sure all the resources are focused on the recovery. you can see what's left of the boardwalk behind me in atlantic city. this is not the world famous boardwalk but another around this city. it's gone now. it's been wiped away. and others still trying to recover up and down the coast. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up. but many places are still overmatched by the devastation sandy left behind. >> this is well beyond what any of us ever imagined. >> reporter: the long road to recovery now literally lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the line stretched for b
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